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By Annette Parker

Marlan Maritime Technologies has announced the launch of its IRIS ONEbox, a cost-effective turnkey solution that allows ports of all levels to access the right tools for enhancing safety, security and risk mitigation capabilities.

At a cost of £30,000, port and harbour authorities are now able to implement a reliable, easy to use, feature-rich, low maintenance turnkey VTMS (Vessel Traffic Monitoring System) solution. The system is installed by Marlan’s experienced team and includes a radar, camera, AIS, VTMS software, professional charts and an operator workstation.

Marlan managing director Alex Sinclair said: “We’ve been selling similar systems to this for a long-time and realised that a significant amount of cost is attributable to the semi-bespoke nature of VTMS projects. Through market research and ongoing discussions with our customers, we have identified a gap in the market for a feature rich, cost effective turnkey VTMS solution that gives peace of mind to small and medium sized ports and harbours, hence our IRIS ONEbox solution,” He added: “We’ve worked with many ports and harbours in the UK and with this launch look forward to making our products accessible to those who previously thought that VTMS was too expensive.”

IRIS ONEbox is based on Marlan’s successful IRIS Traffic Manager VTS system, which is installed in ports, harbours and maritime surveillance applications both within the UK and internationally.

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MERSEY MARITIME Mersey Maritime is the representative body for the Maritime Sector and related industry sectors operating across the UK's Liverpool City Region, bringing together over 1250 businesses whose activities contribute some £3.47bn - or 13% - to the region's GDP. The cluster is the broadest and largest outside of London, reflecting Liverpool's long history as a maritime mercantile city. As a city region that has maritime embedded in its DNA, Mersey Maritime is working in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University to address an agenda centred on skills, innovation, R&D and business support that will help facilitate further growth and job creation. The organisation is co-located with LJMU at the Maritime Knowledge Hub in Birkenhead, Wirral (UK).


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